It’s hilarious when people spend huge money on creating a unique concept, setting up the production process, planning the promotion – and fail at the very basic: the product name. Here are 10 unfortunately named drinks: whether it is funny or plain stupid – that’s for you to decide!
1. Pee Cola
The name of the soft drink (produced in Ghana) has some clear disgusting associations. And it should be noted that English is official language of Ghana, so they might have meant what it sounds like:
2. Pocari Sweat
One of the more unfortunately named drinks, Pocari Sweat tastes like a combo of an old fashioned Shasta and Sprite.
3. Booty Sweat
Booty Sweat, Alpa Chino’s energy drink, from Tropic Thunder is probably meant to have a sensationally-sounding name to promote itself, so they did a good job:
This drink, made by Golden Circle (New Zealand), unfortunately shares its name with the SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus. There have been two pandemics of SARS reported in recent years.
Produced in Greece, this beer is named after a small town but it does sound funny when transliterated into English:
MTV’s Pussy drink was named so on purpose to get some attention:
The name Pussy shocks and demands attention – that’s the point. Inhibition is a recipe for mediocrity. This is a premium energy drink named with confidence.
Pussy believes in natural energy – because it’s better for you.
But can we say that was a good choice anyway?
Erektus Energy drink with contents of guarana, caffeine, vitamins and extract of exotic plants Damiana, Schizadra, Maté, Ginseng, effective against tiredness and stimulating efficiency. I see the idea here but is it for men only?
“Deepresso” is the last thing we normally want coffee to cause in us:
9. Sac Sac
No clear associations here (or are there?), it just sounds stupid…
10. Waterproof water
It just doesn’t make sense to me: how can water be “waterproof“?